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Comment of the Day: Parking in Houston

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We broke the news yesterday that Montrose's Lovett Inn was about to become a youth hostel. We noted it would need a parking variance, and one reader both questioned the need for a variance and the morals of Houston parking companies.

Frank wrote:

Parking variance? For a hostel? Usually backpackers and student travelers don't have cars. I realize this is Houston, but if you can only afford to stay in a hostel, you're probably not going to rent a car. The city and it's vulture-like parking barons are abysmal.

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